Artifacts on the Road
A gallery of traveling air- and spacecraft loaned out by the Smithsonian.
- By Heather Goss
- AirSpaceMag.com, September 18, 2012
In 1929, Admiral Richard Byrd made the first flight over the South Pole. Though he was flying a Ford Tri-Motor, he had quite the entourage to help him document the trip. Among them was the Stars and Stripes, a Fairchild FC-2W2, from which a crew documented the journey and the Antarctic terrain below. The expedition airplane is now at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.